PAHĀṚ SIṄGH, RĀJĀ (d. 1849), son of Chaṛhat Siṅgh, succeeded his nephew, Atar Siṅgh, in 1827 to the throne of Farīdkoṭ. His reign lasting twenty-two years was marked by peace and prosperity. He founded many villages and dug wells and extended cultivation. He helped the British in the first Anglo-Sikh war of 1845-46, and his timely information to the British commander about the position of the Sikh army in the battle of Pherūshahr saved the British army from the disaster that stared it in the face. His services were rewarded by the British with the title of Rājā in April 1846 and grant of territory seized from Nābhā besides the restoration of the ancestral estate of Koṭ Kapūrā. He died in April 1849 in his fiftieth year, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, Wazīr Siṅgh, then twenty-one years of age.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā